East Timor Medal

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East Timor Medal
NZ East Timor Medal.svg
Obverse (top left) and reverse (top right) of the medal. Ribbon: 32mm, broad green central stripe flanked by narrow red, wider black, and white stripes towards the edges.
Awarded by New Zealand
TypeCampaign medal
EligibilityNew Zealand forces and civilian personnel.
Awarded forCampaign service.
Campaign(s)East Timor.
DescriptionSilvered alloy disk, 36mm diameter.
  • East Timor
Established25 April 2000
Total awarded5,000
RelatedNew Zealand General Service Medal 2002 (Timor-Leste)

The East Timor Medal is a New Zealand campaign medal, authorised in 2000, for award to New Zealanders who have served in East Timor from the commencement of the New Zealand involvement in June 1999 until 27 April 2006

This campaign medal is unique in that it has been awarded to civilians from more than a dozen New Zealand government, philanthropic, or commercial organisations. These organisations have included the New Zealand Red Cross, Oxfam, Department of Corrections, New Zealand Customs Service, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Quarantine Service, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, New Zealand Police, New Zealand Qualifications Authority, the International Olympic Committee, Airways Consulting Ltd, Vincent Aviation, and Radiola Corporation Ltd, as well as the New Zealand Defence Force. The award of the East Timor Medal to these New Zealand civilians recognises their valuable participation in New Zealand's efforts to protect and assist the East Timorese people, and in the reconstruction of East Timor.


  • Mackay, J and Mussel, J (eds) - Medals Yearbook - 2005, (2004), Token Publishing.
  • Crawford, J and Harper, G - Operation East Timor: The New Zealand Defence Force in East Timor, 1999-2001, (2001), Reed Publishing (NZ) Ltd

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